Sokoine University of Agriculture in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as funding partner recently completed the first phase of training on horticulture as agribusinesses to youths in Dodoma. The training was conducted at Bihawana Farmers Training Centre (BFTC) in Dodoma City from 15th to 18th September 2020. It was coordinated by the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) whereas SUA experts in horticulture, entrepreneurship and agribusiness provided the training. Participants of the training came from three districts of Dodoma Region namely Chamwino, Bahi and Kongwa; and were 31 in total constituting about 40% female and 60%.
The training offered is an operationalization of Sokoine University of agriculture (SUA) and Food Organization of the United Nations (FAO) collaborative agreement, which was signed in March 2020 to train 200 youths on horticulture and poultry as agribusinesses. Whereas SUA provides technical expertise in training the youth, FAO play the role as a funding partner. The training project constitutes horticulture, and poultry as core technical components, and entrepreneurship and agri-business as cross-cutting key components.
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